Organic Bergamot Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia
Country of Origin: Italy
Plant Part: Rind
Distillation Method: Cold Pressed
Cultivation: Certified Organic
100% pure certified-Certified Organic Bergamot essential oil. This is an exceptional oil with an
incredible body. It has a wonderful, rich, sweet-tart aroma. It is a powerful antidepressant and stress reliever.
About the oil
Bergamot is pressed from the fruit which actually offers four common varieties of essential oils: Bergamot, Neroli (from the flowers which become the fruit), Petitgrain, from leaves and branches with unripe fruit, and "Neroli Petitgrain", the branches distilled when the flowers are in full-bloom. Citrus bergamia, also called Citrus aurant bergamia is native to the Mediterranean growing to 12 meters in height when uncultivated. Bergamot originates from a small coastal area of southern Calabria in Italy where the trees grow to their fullest. The tree has smooth oval leaves and produces small yellow fruit that is very bitter and thus, normally not eaten. Unable to be propagated by seed, Bergamot cuttings are often grafted onto other citrus tree rootstock such as lemon or bitter orange. This light greenish-yellow essential oil is cold-pressed from the outer peels of Bergamot orange fruit picked from trees Certified Organically grown in Italy.
Studies suggest that the aroma of Bergamot essential oil has the ability to lessen the formation neural pathways for stress. Repeated exposure to elements in our environment will normally carve connective pathways for our neurons to fire between. This creates thoughts that are always associated with other thoughts and produces reflex reactions based on the emotions drawn out by these associations. This means that Bergamot acts as a diversion in the neural pathway, allowing individuals a chance to intercept thoughts and reduce associated reactions such as stress, fear, or anxiety. In effect, acting as a buffer, it affords an opportunity to re-teach the brain which thoughts to associate and which should be disconnected. This can take many years (depending on how deeply grooved the pathways are)
Bergamot oil can be used in the targeting of general depression, stress, tension, fear, hysteria, and infections on the skin like psoriasis, and eczema. It has a powerful effect on stimulating the liver, stomach and spleen and inflammations.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature
Analgesic, Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Antibiotic, Anti-spasmodic, Stomachic, Calmative, Cicatrisant, Deodorant, Digestive, Febrifuge, Vermifuge and Vulnerary.
Powerful antidepressant (especially when exacerbated by fatigue and frustration)
Restorative and calming to over-active mental states
Aids in unlocking repressed emotions
Alleviates tension and stress
Lessens the perceived intensity of pain
Application and Use
Dilute before applying to the skin, or diffuse
Bergamot oil is considered non-toxic, yet it does contain bergaptene, a constituent that can be phototoxic and therefore skin should not be exposed to excessive amounts of direct sunlight for 72 hours after topical application. Further, Bergamot oil is recommended for use at low concentrations (3% or less in carrier oil), as it can irritate the skin. If pregnant or breastfeeding, consultation with a physician is recommended.
1% or less - Children, infants, (2-6 drops per ounce of carrier oil)
1.5% - during pregnancy, added in face creams, emotional uses, elderly (9 drops per ounce of carrier oil)
2.5% - general massage work, stronger skin care (15 drops per ounce of carrier oil)
5% - Treatment massage, localized treatment work, wound healing (30 drops per ounce of carrier oil)
linalyl acetate 32.7%
gamma terpinene 5.28%
beta pinene 4.98%
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